Due to the increasing threat of the novel coronavirus on Vancouver Island, we are taking proactive steps to reduce the likelihood of its spread and have made the difficult decision to postpone the 3rd Annual Vancouver Island Symposium on Water Stewardship. We have concluded that this is the best course of action in order to keep attendees, presenters, guests, and our shared communities as safe as possible. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host an online lecture by Aaron Purdy from the Ocean Wise Research Institute. The lecture entitled “The Whales in Our Waters: Conservation Through Citizen Science” is on Sunday March 22, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00pm.
With climate change more and more in the news and on peoples’ minds, workshops are coming to the Comox Valley to help shift the conversation from doom and gloom to empowerment and action. On March 28th in Comox and on April 20th in Cumberland, the workshop “Reversing Global Warming: An Introduction to Drawdown” will be presented.
Third Annual Vancouver Island Symposium On Water Stewardship Will Highlight Climate Change Collaboration And Restoration
The two-day symposium features 7-panel presentations covering topics ranging from
collaboration on climate change issues to landscape-scale restoration initiatives to strategies for
reconnecting the infrastructure of our communities to the natural hydrology and ecology.
On February 13, Comox Valley became the hub for youth and environmental think tanks
passionate about solutions-based planning on the climate issues facing society today.
The conference, dubbed Empowerment for Impact, was born in response to the growing desire
among youth and educators in the District to offer more education opportunities on the subject of
climate and environmental protection.
The Annual General Meeting on Sunday, February 16, 2020 will highlight brief presentations by the Marine and Shoreline Group and the Birders Group. In addition, Gabriel Bau Baiges (former CVN Secretary) will present an update of the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service Capital projects. The presentations will start after introductions at 7:00pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay.
Project Watershed has committed to making the final $1 million payment for the land at the end of June of this year. The organization has been working with all levels of government to encourage the Federal Government to at least match the $1 million the Provincial Government granted the project last year.
Clayoquot Action, a Tofino-based conservation society, has completed a field survey of salmon farms in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, looking for the highly contagious Norwegian piscine orthoreovirus (PRV). The Atlantic Veterinary College confirmed that samples collected by Clayoquot Action from all but one of the fifteen salmon farms surveyed was found to be infected with the Atlantic PRV-1a variant.
It is a very exciting time for the community that has supported the work of the CCFS for the past 20 years. “When the CCFS completed the purchase of Space Nugget in June of 2016, our board immediately headed into Project Perseverance, an ambitious undertaking to protect the entire Perseverance Creek corridor from Allen Lake to Comox Lake Road.” says Meaghan Cursons, Executive Director of the Cumberland Community Forest Society.